Thailand: Visa Application in Vientiane (Laos)


-information from January 2016-

Citizens of most countries get a 30 days Visa on arrival, by entering Thailand by air. But if you enter by land you will get 15 days only. To stay longer, you can apply for a Tourist Visa in advance.

# How long can you stay in Thailand with a Tourist Visa?
60 days

# Where do you apply for a Thai Visa in Laos?
At the Consular Office of the Thai Embassy in Vientiane (here). Not at the Royal Thai Embassy.

# Is the website of the Thai embassy in Vientiane useful?
Yes, it’s quite good.

# How much is a single entry Tourist Visa?
1000THB. And you have to pay in THB, other currencies won’t be accepted.

# When do you need to enter Thailand?
With my Visa issued on January 21st I had to enter Thailand before April 20th, which is 90 days.

# How long does the Visa application process take?
Two working days. You apply in the morning from 08:30-11:30 and pick it up the following working day from 13:30-15:30.

# Which documents do you need?
– 1 Visa Application form
– 2 passport sized pictures
– 2 copies of my Lao Visa
– 2 copies of the data page of my Passport

# Do you need to be there in person to apply for a Tourist Visa?
No. Anyone can apply for you and pick up your passport.